Coming Soon: The Most Important Book in the World


Ladies and Gentlemen, we offer you escape. Escape from work, escape from consumerism, escape from loneliness and despair. This book shows once and for all that escape is possible for those who want out.

Well, folks. It’s the long-awaited Escape Everything!, the [potential] New Escapologist book.

If the plan works, the book will be published by Unbound (a company set up by people from QI and the Idler — perfect for us) and distributed by Faber.

Needless to say, this is a very big deal for New Escapologist.

We’re dependent, however, on reaching a certain number of pre-sales.

If you’d like to see this on the shelves of bookshops (and on your own personal bookshelves or in your eBook reader), please (please!) go here to help fund the book.


Robert Wringham is the founder and editor-in-chief of New Escapologist. He's also a humourist and performer.

4 Responses to “Coming Soon: The Most Important Book in the World”

  1. Moonwaves says:

    Have pledged and am looking forward to reading the book when it’s published. But my goodness, an extra £16 pounds for shipping is kind of a hefty charge!

  2. You’re not the first person to mention the high cost of shipping. I might have to mention it to them. Where in the world are you based?

  3. Moonwaves says:

    Germany. I did send them an email over the weekend, too, so hopefully will hear back from them as well.

  4. I’m glad you emailed them. It’s been about a week since I mentioned it and nothing has happened. They seem like a friendly and book-loving bunch of people and I know they want the best for the project, but they can be a bit slow about things for which they don’t immediately have a procedure or answer. We shall see. Thanks very much for ordering the book though, in spite of the crazy shipping.

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